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Sweet Potato Maple Bacon Fritters
Sweet Potato Maple Bacon Fritters
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 30 fritters
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
  • 6 whole sweet potatoes peeled and cut into chunks
  • kosher salt for the boiling water
  • 4 slices bacon (maple bacon if you can!)
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 1 whole shallot peeled and finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon cream cheese (bacon scallion if you have it!)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon hickory smoked sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Vegetable oil as needed for frying
  1. Get a large pot of salted water on the stove and bring it to a boil. Boil the sweet potato chunks until they are completely tender, about 20 minutes.
  2. In the meantime, cook the 4 strips of bacon until they are crispy. Crumble them up and get them into a mixing bowl along with the 4 eggs, shallot, maple syrup, brown sugar, cream cheese, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and paprika.
  3. When the potatoes are done, drain them and let them cool. Then put them all through either a potato ricer or food mill right into the mixing bowl with the other ingredients. Give the mixture a big stir until it is uniform and smooth.
  4. Heat about 4 inches of vegetable oil in a pot over medium high heat. Use a deep fry thermometer to monitor the temperature of the oil, keep it in the oil the entire time you are frying.
  5. When the oil reaches 320 degrees, use a heaping tablespoon to scoop the batter right into the oil in batches of 6. Let them fry until golden and crispy on the outside, about 3-4 minutes. Transfer them when they are done with a slotted spoon to a plate lined with paper towel so they can drain. Repeat until the batter is gone.
  6. When the fritters are all done, serve them immediately. They are fantastic dipped in ketchup!